Hale is a village and civil parish on the north west borders of the New Forest, Hampshire. Also bordered with Wiltshire. Hale is set in woodland and overlooking the River Avon valley. Home to the 18th century Hale House. Hatchet Green is the centre of the village. Hale is well-situated to visit Downton, home to the enchanting walled gardens of The Moot. Hale is also a short driving distance from Lyndhurst and other New Forest attractions.